Sprint's LTE network should finally launch this weekend (Sunday, July 15) in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio -- and we're eager to hear user impressions of the new service. As we've seen with so many LTE launches, many of these markets are already discoverable by users who already have LTE-capable Sprint smartphones. It appears that users in Kansas City say the new LTE network is indeed already up and working. While Verizon has the LTE market lead with more than 300 -- it will be interesting to see if Sprint can catch up to AT&T, who only just recently launched LTE market 47. Sprint says they should have all current Mobile WiMax and EVDO markets upgraded with LTE by the end of 2013 -- which is the same goal AT&T has set despite the earlier start.
Speeds are pretty awesome to, factoring in the unlimited data aspect of it. Before anyone says "oh there is hardly any load on it yet"..yes we know...but the same hype surrounded other carriers as markets came online and they to had very little in the way of traffic on it either. -- Usenet Block Accounts | Unlimited Accounts
2012-Jul-13 1:04 pm: ·
Dominokat "Hi" Premium join:2002-08-06 Boothbay, ME kudos:2
Re: Go Sprint Go...
Post a speed test! I don't think Sprint reaches Boothbay. I think it stops in Brunswick.
There are a lot of posts out there showing 10-30Mbps for Sprint LTE, which is more than needed. There is no smartphone app that needs more than 3-4Mbps and latency also looks pretty good, many under 60ms, which has more impact on app/browsing performance.
Just had LTE for a short time, about 20 minutes here in downtown Houston. Was so excited I forgot to do a speeedtest but it was working much better than the 3G. I'm on 17th floor in cubicle Hell and 3G barely works. I looked down at my phone and saw 4g and it was weird but pulled up Metmonitor and sure enought it was LTE. Then it went away. waahhhh Sure hope it comes up solid this Sunday. We are a split AT&T/Sprint family and if it works like I hope it does bye bye AT&T.
2012-Jul-13 3:32 pm: ·
fiberguy My views are my own. Premium join:2005-05-20 kudos:3
The number of markets is silly...
"While Verizon has the LTE market lead with more than 300 -- it will be interesting to see if Sprint can catch"
Like anything else marketed, I wonder how THEY determine "a market".. for example it appears that they count San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose as 3 "markets' according to their maps. However in reality it's 1 market. It should be based on the "metro" and not a city. That's like trying to say that Minneapolis and St Paul are two "markets" when in fact the cities are side by side.. it's 1 METRO and is 1 market. But, to Verizon, it sounds better in marketing that they're WAY out there ahead of the game making it sound hopeless or a long way away for other providers to even think about catching up. Seems rather dishonest to me.
too bad their LTE is the slowest out of every carrier.
You are basing this after a matter of hours of being officially "live"? 10-20 MBits is perfectly fine for a mobile device. Heck, the fact it is unlimited puts them ahead already even if they only had 5 MBits. -- Usenet Block Accounts | Unlimited Accounts